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to think government spying is part of life. is this a great message? >> ellen writes this is a wonderful time of year for all of us. stop taking away all our fun. >> thanks for joining us. "fox & friends" starts now. >> good morning. it is tuesday, december 16. i'm elisabeth hasselbeck. a fox news alert, breaking overnight the taliban attacks a military-run school in pakistan killing more than 100 children. and here at our home our president says it's time for a leaner u.s. military. but is this the right time to gut our military? we report, you decide. >> meanwhile the c.i.a. torture architect says our enemy knows us better than we think they do. >> khalid sheikh mohammed told me personally your country will turn on you. the liberal media will turn on you. the people will grow tired of this.
they will turn on you. >> more of the shocking revelations from the man who water boarded khalid sheikh mohammed. >> last night a brand-new chapter in country music. ♪ ♪ now i'm stronger >> an award show with a twist. who is the big winner? we have the highlights. we watched this so you didn't have to. hey, mornings are better with friends. >> and carrie underwood. >> it's vanessa williams. enjoy your holidays with "fox & friends." >> thank you, vanessa. christmas is just around the corner. we should probably think about putting together a christmas show. >> we probably should. that's a good idea. >> a holiday tradition. ho-ho-ho! find out about elf on the
shelf and how it's polluting your kid. >> first we want to bring you this fox news alert. a horrific attack on a pakistani school leaves more than 80 children dead. now the army says they may be hostages there. the army now working to get taliban hostages out of the building. peter doocy is live in washington with the latest. gruesome details coming in. i know there are updates you have for us. >> elisabeth, we're hearing from officials in pakistan that 84 students have been killed and about that many have been wounded as well. those numbers are included in the latest associated press bulletin along with details about what happened at this school which is run by the pakistani military for students in first grade through tenth grade. the assault apparently began in the morning when gunmen associated with the
taliban entered the facility and began shooting at random. the pakistani military responded with gunfire of their own and there may have been as many as half a dozen gunmen because as the taliban was taking credit for this deadly attack today, their spokesman claimed six suicide bombers participated, and a quote -- "the government is targeting our families and females. we want them to feel the pain." the first account we're hearing from inside the school are gruesome. one student says -- quote -- "then i saw children falling down who were crying and screaming. i also fell down. i later learned that i had got a bullet. all the children had bullet wound. all the children were bleeding." the most recent information we have is that the fire fight between terrorist gunmen and the pakistani military is still ongoing as we speak. >> more trouble ahead.
>> here we are fighting a situation with isis, still trying to get ahold of what we left in libya where isis is training. >> look at the taliban in that picture right there. >> we have the taliban. believe it or not the pakistani government called us about six months ago said why don't you help us kill off the taliban in our country. it might go better and they have had a lot of success but this is the response. they wait and kill children. >> all the children are hurt, all the children are bleeding. when you hear that, you think would this be the time to maybe decrease, lean out our military? our president's new year's resolution now. >> to brian's point, there's trouble all over the world. is this the time to be drawing down? yesterday the president was in new jersey at joint base mcgwire dick's lakehurst. he was talking about how we're at a turning point.
there were 150,000 deployed. at the end of this month there are going to be about 15,000 at such a time of peril. is it appropriate? the president says yes. here he is. >> the time of deploying large ground forces with big footprints engaged with nation overseas is coming to an end. going forward our military will be leaner. as your commander in chief, i'm going to make sure we keep you ready for the range of missions we ask of you. >> the president is talking a little bit like donald rumsfeld did when he first took over. he wanted a leaner quicker reaction force. when he responded to the challenges in the middle east said i've got to get a little bit bigger and stronger. the times report showed the morale of the military is down to 53% of those who say i'm happy to be in as opposed to 84% where they were about three years ago. you look at one thing people needed to hear in lakehurst, new jersey, and
that was we're going to roll on the cutbacks. we never thought the challenge of isis would be this pervasive. we never thought these challenges would be cropping up. we never thought we'd have to send a message to iran and to russia. we're here and we're not going to be intimidated. >> when you see three individual beheaded in the course of this year, you look at what just happened in a pakistani school. you look over your shoulder into australia and see the hostage situation and see isis is ramping up. is this the time our military should be cut back, leaned back and slimmed down? let us know what you think on facebook today. >> megyn kelly had a great exclusive last night. she talked to james mitchell. he is a former air force psychologist. he is the guy who interrogated khalid sheikh mohammed and abu abu zubaydah. he is the guy who water
boarded khalid sheikh mohammed. it was great to hear from him. we've heard it's so bad. he was talking about how it actually takes a toll on the interrogators. but he made it very clear that at one point khalid sheikh mohammed himself turned to the american and essentially said that we don't know ourselves as well as we should because the media will turn on the good guys. lirch -- listen to this. >> shows al qaeda and the al qaeda 2.0 folks -- isil -- that we're divided and we're easy targets, that we don't have the will to defeat them. in fact, khalid sheikh mohammed told me personally your country will turn on you. the liberal media will turn on you. the people will grow tired of this. they will turn on you. and when they do, you are going to be abandoned. >> mitchell also has a c.i.a. background. he was asked to do this. at first he said no.
then he said yeah, i'll do it. meanwhile he was discussing what's legal and what's not. when it came to the actual water boarding, he says we practiced. then i realized they told me i could put a certain amount of water in, he goes i decided to cut that back. when people say we water boarded khalid shake muhammad so many times, he goes. it was five seconds at a time and in order to do it in a more humane way, much like our training with special operations. >> it is a difficult job for anyone to do. if you want to get into the mind of the motivation and what's necessary to extract this information, take a watch. >> the 9/11 victims are the reason that i'm here. when they first asked me if i would be willing to do this, my initial thought was i don't want to do interrogations. that's not who i am. and i knew for a fact that my life as i had previously
designed it would be over, but i know the exact instant that i decided to pony up to this. the exact instant was a person there had asked me if i would do these, and i was hemming and hawing a little bit. either him or another person said after you've seen all the intel i saw suggesting the second wave was coming and there was going to be a catastrophic attack and all that sort of stuff, if you're not willing to do this, how can we ask somebody else? and that picture of that falling man flashed into my mind. >> keep in mind all these guys were doing what they did at that time because they were positive there was another attack about to happen. they heard that there's a possibility of a nuke device, that there was anthrax. they didn't know what it was. they were just trying to stop it from happening. there's a brand-new pew research poll out shows that a majority of americans feel that what the c.i.a. did was
appropriate. >> he also said, mitchell said he received threats against his life because the democrats in the senate didn't have the courtesy to let him explain his actions to them. when he's talking about khalid sheikh mohammed, remember khalid sheikh mohammed went to college here, north carolina at&t. he was a clown. they called him bluto because he was drinking and going crazy like many college kids and he turned on the country. >> the one guy who did the water boarding, you think they talked to him? no. never made a phone call. >> you know who we're going to talk to? ainsley earhardt. >> good morning. another fox news alert. disturbing details about the muslim extremists who unleashed australia's worst lone wolf terror attack. he and two other hostages died in the barrage of
gunfire you hear there when police stormed that cafe after the 16-hour standoff. we learned the gunman man haron monis had a long rap sheet including 40 sexual assault charges and was accused of assisting a woman to kill his ex-wife. the self-professed radical cleric who said he was inspired by isis wrote hateful letters to families of soldiers killed in afghanistan. monis was free on bail when he took 17 people hostage at gunpoint. an intense manhunt underway for the former marine accused of murdering his ex-wife and five of her relatives in a shooting rampage in pennsylvania. schools in doyle center are closed today and people are urged to stay inside after sergeant bradley stone tried to carjack someone last night. he wound up running into the woods when that driver pulled out a gun and fired at him. this is the first reported sighting of stone since he left his children with a
neighbor yesterday morning. america has a new top doctor. the senate confirming dr. vivek murthy. his nomination has been held up for more than a year after tweets were publicized like this. tired of politicians playing with guns putting lives at risk because they're scared of n.r.a. republicans also opposed his support for obamacare. country music ended the year on a high note with the first ever country countdown award. ♪ >> carrie underwood expecting her first baby kicking off the night with a medley of her greatest hits. florida georgia line taking the stage stripping off their stuffy suits to give out awards. among the night's biggest winners miranda lambert taking home female vocalist
of the year. florida georgia line winning group duo of the year. artist of the year going to jason aldean. those are your headlines. >> crazy with people ripping their clothes off. >> i'm sure there is a country song we can make up. >> i think that's how you should enter right here in the morning. >> all right. coming up, investigators say the sydney hostage taker operated as a lone wolf. are we next here in the united states? a terror expert weighs in. >> the battle over private versus public. a nordstrom employee fired over a facebook post about killing cops. did the company make the right choice? we report, you decide. first another look at last
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gunfire ending a hostage standoff in sydney. there you hear the gunshots and explosion. the alleged gunman among the three killed in the siege. monis operated as a lone wolf attacker, virtual jihad of one. now it's hard more than 20 people inside the united states tried to join or provide support to terror groups in iraq and syria since the month of march. >> let's have the executive director of investigative projects on terrorism. steve, you look at that. very sim patco with australia on many issues. should we be learning from that? >> we should learning from lone wolf attacks since major knee tall hassan in -- major nidal hassan in 2007. this is not something new unfortunately. it is a symbol of how terrorism has now become so
instantly attainable to anybody. you don't have to be a member of any group. you don't have to be vetted. you don't have to be selected. you can become instantly famous and become a national symbol around the world and we've had this all over. it's not the 20 people who volunteered to go to syria and iraq. it's the potential hundreds of radicalized muslims in the united states. we're not talking about the majority of muslims. we're talking about a select small percentage. those that rise above the threshold of willing to carry out a violent attack. and there are scores and scores of them. >> were you frustrated at all listening to prime minister abbott's description. to anyone else it looks like a terrorist attack with someone tied to isil. he seemed to think this guy is inconsistent and weird. >> to tell you the truth, i was watching him last night at 12:30. i knew i had to get up at 5:00 a.m. after watching him, i couldn't go to sleep because he refused to utter
the term terrorism. he refused to utter the term radicalism. refused to call this guy islamic terrorist and refused to call isis a terrorist group. he called it a death cult basically exonerated it of any culpability. that is really the problem not just of him but of all western leader, david cameron and president obama who calls it devoid of any type of religious motivation. >> just not true? >> absolutely not true. calling it, you know, radical islamic terrorist group is calling it what it is. when we call nidal hassan's act an act of workplace violence and we don't call what happened over the summer in new jersey an act of jihad which is what happened after they caught a man who killed four people and said i'm carrying out jihad. these are lone wolf terrorists and they can
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testosterone, which is very important. there are a lot of other foods that can increase your testosterone. >> if you have high testosterone could that mean you like spicy foods or are spicy food the one to up your testosterone. >> it is a spicy food that can increase your testosterone. that is what they're finding out in this study. it is the holiday season and we want men to know about this and go for the food. food that has vitamin d, eggs, red meat. >> here are the testosterone boosters instead of getting that gel or the cream. egg yolks, tiew ni. >> good fat like avocado. you also have to get seven hours of sleep. if you don't get enough sleep -- >> you mean in a row? >> that's also a problem. exercise, losing weight. if you gain whait -- weight
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this is such a tradition. you are celebrating 115 years of making kids and adults alike go wow by the christmas tree. >> it is an exciting time for lionel, 115 years. lionel is synonymous with christmas. no christmas is complete until you have lionel under the tree. >> when you see kid looking, what can you show us? these are the three featured trains? >> one of them is the polar express. this has been one of our most popular trains of course tied to the movie. we'd love to have you drive it. you're in control. as you can see here, this is -- one of the nice things about this set, this is part of our technology. trains always used to have a transformer. we've installed a brand-new remote control. it allows you to have more mobility, gives you better sound. if you press the button in
the middle, you get phrases like all aboard, phrases like that. >> you guys have gone through changes recently. new ownership. are you still the same lionel train that everybody loves? >> we are. the best part is at the heart of lionel is the magic, excitement, tradition. it's always a passion whether christmas morning or walking by show room windows, see the trains, seeing them set up, everybody has a great connection with the trains. >> what does the chain say? choo-choo is what i say. michael, thank you. 115 years going strong. >> let me tell you what's happening in headlines this morning. new york city's mayor has a dirty secret that's not a secret any longer. it turns out that mayor bill de blasio ordered city lawyers to stay silent about a lawsuit to keep untaxed cigarettes out of the big apple because it
differed from his public comments on the eric garner case. garner died after police who stopped him from selling bootleg cigarettes put him in a chokehold. all this according to the new "the new york post." after the grand jury decision de blasio said garner's criminal activity was a minor offense so revealing he was behind a ground baking -- groundbreaking lawsuit would be hypocritical. a nordstrom employee fired after a facebook post about killing cops. he wrote in part every time an unarmed black man is killed you kill a decorated white officer on his doorstep in front of his family. it was linked to nordstrom media account. they showed hodges the door and told him they do not tolerate violence of any kind. are your gifts on that truck?
a crash in new jersey send fedex packages flying, not something you want to see days before christmas. hundreds of packages scattered across the highway. a second truck was called in to pick up those packages and hopefully prevent delivery delays. a trio of burglars knew they picked the wrong family to steal from when they found themselves held at gunpoint. the three caught on surveillance video stealing two tv's and other christmas gifts from this alabama home. a few days later the owners recognized the thieves driving past them and wanted to make sure they didn't get away. >> when you stopped them, what did you say at that point? >> oh [bleep]. they tried to say they were lost and we corrected them where they were. >> police believe the trio had just come from another home invasion since their car was full of stolen items. and those are your headlines. back to you guys on the sofa. >> the story of the most lethal sniper in the united states military's history hitting the big screen in a
big way. >> see a woman and a kid. >> got eyes on this. can you confirm? >> negative. your call. >> that promo should get an oscar. bradley coorm -- brad cooper starring as legendary sniper chris kyle, coming out christmas day. >> michael tammero was at the premiere last night. >> how was it? >> amazing. it's one of the best thing i've seen in a very long time. >> it is so unbelievable. the whole time i thought to myself, it should have had a better ending. when they started the movie, he was alive and we know what happened in real life. >> you know how these things go.
>> there's brian and bradley cooper right there. >> that was a bad time for your flash not to work. how do you tell bradley cooper the flash didn't go off? >> you just go with that selfie. he looked exactly like chris kyle. he put on 40 pounds of muscle. >> this is one of those movies hollywood could have gotten it so wrong in so many ways but they got it right partly due to clint eastwood and bradley cooper and the screenplay working very closely with the family. >> clint eastwood was asked specifically to direct this. >> who better to capture this kind of story than probably one of the greatest american directors. >> in the beginning it looked like steven spielberg was going to get the task but instead at the end clint got it. >> we caught up with them on the red carpet last night and asked them what they hoped people would take away from this very important movie? >> i hope it can keep carrying the message he
tried to give. if you see somebody like his brother, you know you'll not just walk right past. maybe help him out in some way. >> all the people in active service sacrificed an enormous amount. the people left behind are also making sacrifice. that is something i think about more than i ever did. >> there's a great line in this movie. "part of your job is coming home emotionally. >>" we asked how long did it take from the time he physically came home to getting back to himself. >> i kept telling him i know this wasn't easy because you did it so quickly in the big scheme of things. i know you had to fight tooth and nail to get here but you did it. i'm grateful and so proud. it was a few years at most to get back to the point where he was back to the
cowboy wearing the belt buckle. along the way he was always laughing with the kid but he had other elements working too. >> to me, my humble opinion i think it's got to be the movie of the year. i cannot believe it didn't get a nomination. number two is ptsd, anybody who think they're too cool, this guy had it and chris kyle had to be treated for it. that's going to be the message out of this movie. >> as tough as some of those battle scenes were to watch it was harder to watch him at home and it was almost a relief to see him doing what he did best. you can catch interviews on inthefoxlight.com and follow me on twitter. it opens up limited release christmas day. >> great job. >> coming up, parents, how many times have you listened to this in the car with your kids?
♪ let it go ♪ let it go >> frozen fans won't let it go, and now the movie's director feels your pain. >> sony asking the media to ignore all the leaks from the recent hack attacks, but can they legally expect news organizations to do that? i'm with judge napolitano this morning. he is exhausted. he had to cover this story and here he comes. >> over the weekend the cochair of sony entertainment broke her silence about the recent hacking scandal to apologize for some offensive e-mails she sent about president obama. in response obama said no worries. worries. [inaudible]save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. everybody knows that. well, did you know genies can be really literal?
descrerkt --"frozen" director jennifer lee is sorry if you can't let it go. audience still chanted by the film after the release. parents are confessing frozen fatigue. the hall of fame about to get bigger. official inductees have been named. they include lou read, green day, double trouble and joan jett and ringo starr. tickets go on sale thursday. >> the sony hacking scandal exposing an ugly side of the glamorous business of hollywood as very damaging e-mails leaked to the public. leonardo dicaprio called despicable and angelina jolie called a brat.
sony executives mocking mercilessly will smith's kid. can sony sue? let's talk to judge andrew napolitano. >> we are talking about the law here. we're not talking about taste or compassion or decency. it may be tasteless and lacking in impassion and even indecent to publish it but it is lawful to do so because people have an interest in this. >> but, judge, it is stolen material. >> yes, but the first amendment protection for the media, of which you and i and all of us, even kilmeade are a part, is so vast and strong in this country because the media is the eyes and ears of the public. so here's the law. if the media obtains information, even stolen, as long as the media didn't do the stealing and the information is of interest
to the public, the media is free to publish it without civil or criminal consequences. >> judge, you know presumably the logical conclusion is it was north korea, they didn't like this movie so they stole it. they hacked in. by media printing it essentially we're helping the bad guys achieve their goal. >> in the case of the kim jong un movie that mocks him, yes. >> the bad guy wins and we're helping them. >> you could make that argument. we in the media are in the business of providing information that we believe our viewers or our readers, as the case may be, are interested in hearing about, even if it's lurid or lascivious. >> what's the difference between this and say hacked e-mail photos of jennifer lawrence and others? there they are, inappropriate pictures. they were gotten illegally as well and some published them on-line? >> there is a difference in this respect. if the information to be
published is private and of no interest to the public, not news worthy, then the publisher can be liebl for it. not criminal liable but civilly liable. that is called false light, a fancy phrase for nobody is interested and you shouldn't have published them. >> any time it comes to a celebrity, people love that stuff. >> if it involves a celebrity you lose. the public is always interested in it and the people that get this stuff are free to publish it. including our brothers and sisters in this building. >> it's juicy stuff and you read it and go that's really something. but it's just a matter of time until we are all hacked and all of the stuff is out there and you read it out of context and whoa, that looks great. >> yesterday david bowie's very prominent, terrific lawyer for sony said stop
publishing this stuff. he knows that letter is not going to get anywhere but i don't blame him for trying to help his client out. >> i hate the idea that north korea wins by exposing this stuff. >> it is hard to imagine north korea winning anything today. >> thank you, judge. 11 minutes before the top of the hour. we just gave you a review of "american sniper" and that is not the only patriotic movie coming out this year. but you won't know that from some award nominations. why is hollywood snubbing the military? look at the new normal, barbie doll complete with cellulite and freckles and acne. it doesn't end there. the list of politically correct christmas toys will horrify you. ♪
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christmas is almost here, but not everyone is in the spirit. it turns out the fc police want to police your kids' christmas list. we have our guest. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> merry christmas. but maybe not so if you buy some of the things on the list of the pc police. let's start with some of the things that you should not be giving because it would be offensive. >> right. >> first up, a gender list gingerbread cookie, i guess, so no ginnier bread man. >> they're offensive.
but i don't really think cookies have genders at all. they're cookies. so to even think about what a cookie's gender would be, no. >> when the kids are decorating it, they decide. >> exactly. >> it's stale cookie. the new anatomically correct barbie doll is still offensive? >> still offensive. she comes with an optional pack of glitters freckle and mole stickers. a blogger says that's not good enough 'cause that's like telling girls moles and freckles are optional. not every kid out there wants to put a bunch of. >> s on her toys. i think that's just fine. >> how about she's fine exactly as she is? >> yeah. >> okay. so the green army men. we love those. no? >> we can't give them. >> why? >> because it promotes aggression in boys and can lead to domestic violence, which is insane. >> really? where is that study? >> exactly. >> i don't think so. so gender noncon forming
princesses, we can't give these either? >> not either. >> what about "frozen"? >> that's unrealistic because it's principle questions. since when do they have to be realistic. i don't think any little girl thinks that's an option in the future. >> so that's pretend. >> right. >> we're okay with that? >> i trust kids to know that. >> i was playing with army guys anyway. construction-related toys, like pink science kits? >> it's offensive if it comes in a pink package because it says girls are not competent enough to pick these toys unless they are packaged in pink and can affect their career choice. >> the companies get throughout and produce pink construction toys and that's offensive? >> seeing a pink package --
saying a pink package could affect a girl's career choice is way out. >> wow. i might give them all. i might buy the things that you suggested there. thanks. coming up, with acts of terror erupting around the globe, the president proudly announcing we're cutting the military. but is now the time to be cutting our armed forces and gutting it? let us know. the elf on the shelf not so innocent, according to one professor. apparently it teaches your kids to accept the surveillance state. you've got to hear this one to believe. ♪ ♪ she inspires you.
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good morning. today is tuesday, december 16. i'm elisabeth hasselbeck. we begin with a fox news alert. a bloody school massacre at the hands of the taliban. more than 120 shot dead, mostly kids. the break developments for you from overnight. meanwhile, another day, another threat from radical extremists and islamists. so why is our president using this opportunity to call for a leaner u.s. military? are we really headed in that direction? yes! we'll report. you'll decide. thinking about buying christmas presents for your co-workers? >> oh, secret santa. oh, i love secret santa. okay. boxers. >> the dos and don'ts when it comes to work. there was a time when she used to have me act in those. i guess i didn't make the cut again. >> don't call u we'll call you.
>> nobody calls me. mornings are better with friends. >> hey, this is joel. happy holidays. you're watching "fox & friends." >> joel, good job with the ho, ho, ho. >> that's great. >> that was excellent. that wasn't in the prompter either. >> joel has been with us for many, many years. and i have to admit and i know every show feels that they have the best stage manager, but we really do. >> yes. >> joel does a wonderful job. and that's joel's thumb. >> right. and that's as much as you'll see. he's kind of the thing of our show. the adam's family reference. >> we have got a very busy tuesday morning. we start with a fox news alert. there has been a horrific attack on a school in pakistan. at least 120 people are dead. a majority of those are kids between the ages of 12 and 16. peter doocy joins us from the bureau in dc with the very latest.
>> reporter: in the last hour, the death toll resulting from that taliban attack has risen to 126. most of the 126 killed are students and there are also scores of wound that. is what pakinstani officials are telling the a.p. about the morning time assault on a school run by the pakinstani military for students first grade through tenth grade. the taliban is claiming six suicide bombers descended on the school because, quote, the government is targeting our families and females. we want them to feel the pain. the first reports we were hearing are that the gunmen fired randomly, that the pakinstani military responded to the scene quickly, returning gun fire and engaging the terrorist gunmen in a fire fight. the associated press is also reporting that there were two loud booms heard from unknown origin. they spoke to a student and he paints a truly terrifying
picture from an innocent civilian point of view. he says this, quote, then i saw children falling down who were crying and screaming. i also fell down. i learned later that i've got a bullet. all the children had bullet wounds. all the children were bleeding. this is the worst terrorist attack in pakistan in more than a year and the latest update that we have is that the situation is ongoing. back to you in new york. >> peter doocy with a live report, very latest, 126 dead. >> this seems to be in response to one of the most effective offenses. they've called on us and said hey, america, we like the idea of you droning the terrorists 'cause the taliban were overwhelming our government. so we started doing that again. and this is the response to that going into killing innocent children. >> it certainly doesn't fit the narrative that al-qaeda is on the run and terrorism is dead when you hear 126 dead, most of them are children, your heart is
aching. this on the heels of the sydney hostage situation where two innocents were killed there. so then you have the president -- >> isis. >> would this be the time for the president to say, we're going to actually lean out, we're going to skinny up on our military. this is new jersey yesterday and this is our president. >> the time of deploying large ground forces with big military foot prints to engage in nation building overseas is coming to an end and going forward our military will be leaner, but as your commander in chief, i'm going to make sure we keep you ready for the range of missions that we ask of you. >> amazing the way he spun out, the war in afghanistan is coming to a close. we're not going to bring the fact that i pulled out the troops way too quickly, causing isis to take root and we have to fight back in. he says we have a installer foot sprint -- smaller foot print and that's a good move?
one of the comments when historians look back is the decision to pull out, i can't believe he spun that that way. >> especially when we have men and women willing to be in those places in our place to keep the world safe. >> to stick around to make sure the gains we have there are maintained. we asked you what you thought about how we're drawing down the military over there. gary says we should be ramping up. but using technology more wisely. >> that's right. stacy says this, we should be strengthening our military. countries don't fear leaner armies. >> i love to see mitch mcconnell say good-bye to the sequester. denise says our military is already too lean. it's our government that's too fat. >> amen to that. meanwhile, a great revelation last night. megyn kelly sat down with james mitchell. you probably don't know his name, but he's retired air force psychologist. he's one of the guys who did the interrogation on the high value
detainees, including khalid shaikh mohammed. on the heels of the democrat report, essentially said it didn't work and they did a bunch of illegal stuff. he was on with megyn kelly last night and said, look, i was in the room when the director of the c.i.a. and the top lawyer were talking about how it was all legal. so it was legal. he also said, even though he's the guy who administered the actual water boarding to khalid shaikh mohammed, nobody ever called him. nobody ever talked to him. so he's not a fan of the senate democratic report. and he said that khalid shaikh mohammed himself made it very clear that one day the liberal media would turn on the good guys and it was very prophetic. listen to this. >> shows al-qaeda and the al-qaeda 2.0 folks, isil, that we are divided and that we're easy targets, that we don't have the will to defeat them because
that's what they know. in fact, khalid shaikh mohammed told me your country will turn on you. the liberal media will turn on you. the people will grow tired of this. they will turn on you. and when they do, you are going to be abandoned. >> he also observed khalid shaikh mohammed down at gitmo, he has an opportunity to defend himself and yet, this fellow who was skewered by the report does not have a chance to defend himself legally. >> startling revelation how the media is playing into the hands of the terrorists. unreal. >> new details about the muslim extremists who unleashed australia's worst lone wolf terrorist attack. the gunman sent to of his
hostages died in the ba badge of gun fire when police storm the cafe after a 16-hour stand-off. the self-professed radical cleric had a long rap sheet, including 40 sexual assault charges and was accused of assisting a woman to kill his ex-wife. he said he was inspired by isis also wrote hateful jihaddist letters to families of soldiers killed in afghanistan. earlier on "fox & friends," terror expert weighed in on the new fears extremism is posing to the homeland. >> it's a symbol of how terrorism has now become so instantly attainable to anybody. you don't have to be a member of any group. you don't have to be vetted. you don't have to be selected. you can become instantly famous, be martyred. >> he was free on bail when he took 17 people hostage at gun point. australian authorities are facing questions about why he was allowed out of jail given the seriousness of the charges against him. and intense manhunt is underway now for the former marine accused of murdering his
ex-wife and five of her relatives in a shooting rampage in pennsylvania. schools in the area are closed. this after sergeant bradley stone tried to carjack one and ran into the woods when the driver pulled out a gun and fired at him. this is the first reported sighting of stone since he left his children with a neighbor yesterday morning. america has a new top doctor. the senate confirming this guy. he is the next surgeon general of the united states despite opposition. his nomination has been held up for more than a year now after the nra publicized tweets like this. tired of politicians playing politics with guns, putting lives at risk because they're scared of nra. guns, a health care issue. republicans also opposed his support for obamacare. how does a massive christmas display look from a drone? check it out. a virginia pilot and photographer getting this drone's eye view. in virginia. the home decorated with more
than 170,000 lights and more than 700 home made decorations. that's beautiful. that's the note i will end on. >> she had four more stories but chose to end. >> how do you follow that christmas spirit? >> the trouble with that drone image is it shows all the neighbors not nearly as festive. >> it shows you worked never walk naked in your backyard. >> i hadn't really thought about that. i don't do much naked walking. brian makes a great point. you never know who is watching you. it's christmas time and you know for the last eight years, families have adopted the elf on the shelf. the way it works is the elf is there and you ever wonder how santa knows who has been naughty or nice? elf on the shelf reports back to santa. according to a college professor, it's conditioning children to be okay with surveillance. >> that's right.
this is out of ontario. institute of technology, laura pinto says you're teaching kids that it's okay for people to spy own and you're not entitled to privacy. if you grow up thinking it's cool for the elf to watch me and report back to santa, well, then it's cool for the nsa to watch me and report back to the government. >> this is a great point. >> that's what i think when i look at my elf. >> exactly. i have no idea how they move around the house. i have no idea. >> the elf? >> yeah. >> my kids aren't worried because ours is so mischiefous, he gets into more trouble than they ever kid. >> it's a great weapon in keeping kids acting wife. my wife, by the letter of the law, 'cause -- >> because your wife knows the elf on the shelf is watching her. because the professor is right. your wife has been conditioned to know there is surveillance going on in your house. >> exactly. >> it was so much easier, remember back in the old days when we just imagined that santa was watching us all the time? but now we've got the elf on the
shelf reporting back to the nsa. actually i wish the elf on the shelf was real and the nsa was make believe. >> by the way -- >> the elf on the shelf is real and he's going to report back to the north pole. send us your pictures of the elf on the shelf. >> do you feel like the elf on the shelf is making us better people or do you feel as though it's too much surveillance? >> and how tricky is your instead of does he mess with your toilet paper roll? >> oh, sounds like something happens in the house with that guy. >> the elf is all trouble. let us know what you have going on in your house. >> i want to see that video. >> we know there are 6 million of you. >> meanwhile, the mayor of new york stepping into water's world. >> i'm sure they're very respectful. >> actually not. >> i'm sure they are. we're just trying to get to know you better. what's the problem? >> yeah, what's the problem, mayor? what happens when jesse watters invites mayor de blasio to step into the no spin zone. find out. and they've been big bebox
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what it says about america is not true. talking sense. >> can you confirm? >> "unbroken," two major motion pictures based on the extraordinary lives of two u.s. heros and huge best selling books and obvious oscar contenders. why is hollywood snubbing the patriotic shows? >> we're joined by dominic from hollywood. good morning to you. we've seen this in the past where it doesn't seem like hollywood has embraced the military movie. >> i mean, this is remarkable in this case. these are two movies made by two highly acclaimed directors now. the first being angelina jolie,
who has done "unbroken." the second one receiving a lot of acclaim. but american sniper, the story of chris kyle a true american hero, directed by clint eastwood and snubbed, remarkable. unbelievable. >> but you're the pro. these look to be -- we haven't seen "unbroken" yet. these look phenomenal. you go back to "zero dark thirty," also a phenomenal movie. that's another military themed one. "lone survivor" as well. the box office responded, but the award shows haven't. >> yes. i think also, brian, both these movies are opening on christmas day. so i think the sag awards and the golden globes are going to get a real showing by the american public who i'm pretty sure are going to turn out for these two great movies. these are american heros. two very different wars, but two films that deserve nominations. and both were snubbed. sag awards gave "unbroken" the best stunt ensemble nomination.
but really, it deserved better. >> so so far we've married from the sag awards, screen actor guild and grodin globes. we have not heard who is going to be nominated for the oscars. have is there a possibility that there will be backlash that hollywood so far has responded to the greatness of these films and it they will be nominated? >> there is a good possibility. they come out january 15, which is actually four days after the golden globes are actually handed out. i think you're going to see, once these movies open on christmas day, a lot of people are going to realize these are real american heros, real american stories, told by really great american artists. by the way, i want to give a shout out not just to clint eastwood and angelina jolie, but bradley cooper in "american sniper," which i have seen, unbelievable job. he have does amazing. >> we'll find out they're patriotic enough to make the movies. not just to make these movies
stand out that will live in infamy. >> thanks. >> and by the way, a merry christmas to you and your families and pass it on to elisabeth if i don't see you before hand. >> she's listening. thank you very much. merry christmas to you. >> and i could always get elisabeth a dvd of this segment. coming up, a driver under water with only seconds to react. >> oh, my god. the water is coming in! it's getting higher! >> how that woman made it out alive straight ahead, out of that water. and the special delivery going viral. this kid's dream of being a ups deliveryman coming true. he's driving in with a story that will touch your heart, as will he. >> there is the truck. look at that. ♪ i'm an idaho potato farmer
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smoky and the bandit trans am sold at auction. it wasn't even used in the film. it was used in promos. >> a four-year-old's wish to deliver packages for ups comes true. watch. >> is this trick or treat again? >> it's a package. >> it's what day? >> package. >> package day. >> i love that. the little boy's fascination with ups started with mr. ernie, a delivery driver in his neighborhood and recently he got the surprise of his life, a brand-new made ups truck. joining us is carson, his mother, karen, and ups driver, ernest. we're so happy to have you here, mr. ernie. can i call you that? >> you sure can. >> what a great story. hi, carson. can i tell you, you're still delivering great packages because you brought me some little rice cookie treats and my own ups truck.
high five for you. thank you for that. >> rice crispy treats. >> how could i mess that up? thank you for delivering these to me on time and in their package. you're a good ups driver yourself. so this is incredible. carson, we see you driving this truck. how exciting is it to have your own ups truck? >> good. >> do you love it? what's the best part? just that you get yours and it doesn't happen that often and you get to bring me cookies? pretty cool? you know i'm a tricky mommy, right, 'cause i have a guy just about your size. karen, this relationship started, mr. ernie, you were driving for 30 years for ups. how did you get to know carson so well is this. >> when he was younger, evidently he had to have special formula and i would make delivery there is occasionally. so i'd make these deliveries and little carson would always be sitting in the window there. he loved trucks. he loved them. >> is that true, you love the
ups truck? you loved when mr. ernie came? >> that one came so frequently to deliver the formula for four years that it really caught his eye. so because we had a sign for the formula, he got to interact with mr. ernie. >> would you get dressed up in ups gear to greet him? >> yeah. >> you wanted to be just like him, right? so your story became known and all of a sudden, ups has a wishes program, a ups wishes delivered. and you were the recipient of it. you got your very own truck. that had to be incredible. as a mom to know that really this is a little boy looking out, loving the fact that mr. ernie showed up consistently to deliver something that was really important to him what, did that mean to you as mom? >> it touches our hearts and it's so great that this little story became a bigger story for ups on their facebook story, then it became a bigger story for the wishes delivered and now it exploded. we keep telling car sown made
millions and millions of people smile this holiday season. >> do you know that you've done that? does that feel pretty good? of all the things to deliver, i think a smile is probably one of the best. do you want to show me your truck? where is it? will you take me there? injures a little bigger than mine. here it is. so this is pretty official. in the back you can actually get packages out of there. show me how. i mean, he's got it down. what do you think? >> nice job. >> what's your favorite package to deliver? any package? that's a good ups driver. so show me how you drive it. let's go. do you think i'd fight in there? >> no. >> why not? >> you just stepped on something. >> it was an m and m. i think i stepped on some candy. can i ride with you? >> i don't think you'll fit. >> hey, you don't think i'll
fit? >> don't get in here. >> he said it's not safe. okay. so that's not stable enough for me? safety first is what he said. is that part of the ups code? whoa. taking off. okay. does this thing go in reverse? >> yes, it does. >> i'll get out of your way. here you go. take it away. you got a package in the back for me? who would have thought i'd be push ago ups truck? okay. there you go. take it away. karen, i want to thank you for being here, mr. ernie, we're one incredible -- you're one incredible man. we know you got christmas presents to deliver and a big smile. how much fun is that? we're going to open the door for you. this coming up next, what happens when jesse watters confronts the mayor of new york
about his rude staff? you're not going to believe it. watch. >> i'm sure they're very respectful. >> actually not. >> i'm sure they are. >> we're just trying to get to know you better. what's the problem? >> new york, the liberal mayor, gets the waters world treatment. and would you fly with a stranger's bag for $500? a plan that turns you into a delivery service. we'll let you know more. it's the purple pill, the #1 prescribed acid blocking brand, available without a prescription for frequent heartburn.
new mayor bill de blasio installed a grace around the mansion for security concerns. but he wants to make sure the wrong person doesn't get into the mayor's mansion while new yorkers were like, too late. >> if no one voted, we still don't know who he is. >> he is not a very popular guy. he is also an ultralefty. but then again, so is new york city. >> not popular with the police department as of late. >> no kidding. jesse watters went on the streets of new york city to talk to people on the street about mayor de blasio and then in this little clip of waters world, you'll see mr. watters confront the mayor about why he won't show up on the bill o'reilly show. >> de blasio. >> who is de blasio? >> i don't know what he does, but i know his name. >> he's the mayor. >> okay. >> he seems to be doing his job well. >> i think he's better than previous mayor when is it comes
to racial issues. >> why did he inject race into the eric garner situation? >> 'cause it is about race. it's entirely about race. >> but eric garner's family member actually said it wasn't about race whatsoever. >> okay. >> do you know who de blasio is? >> no. >> he's the mayor. never heard of him? n no. >> bill o'reilly has question for you. are you his emissary? >> yes, i am. you don't know waters world? >> come again? >> i'm waters. this is my world. >> okay. >> we've been trying to book you on the show for weeks and your staff hasn't been very respectful towards us. we're just trying to get -- >> i'm sure they're very respectful. >> actually not. >> i'm sure they are. >> we're just trying to get to know you better. what's the problem? >> oh, i appreciate the invitation and my staff will follow up with you. >> but they haven't been following up and that's why i'm here. >> i'm glad you're here. >> we're fascinated by the de blasio mystique.
>> henry? >> you haven't responded. >> henry. >> will you do the show? >> just start talking, henry. >> you need rescuing. thank you very much. >> i don't need rescuing. i just want a real question. go ahead, henry. >> oh, man. and there went jesse watters. that took a lot of cahonies we're in waters world right here. >> that's right. well done. >> but what also is an important fact, if you pick up any local newspapers and follow it, there seems to be a huge rift not only between jesse and the mayor burks between the law enforcement and the mayor. >> absolutely. >> so this is a city divided. many people think it's because of the mayor's words. >> they're the ones feeling handcuffed at the time in many ways. >> when in trouble, build an illegal fence, which he has done around the mansion. >> great invitation to be on the factor. >> i think does he not want to go. >> he didn't look like it. but not because he wasn't invited. >> ainsley, save me. say something. >> just talk.
>> please. >> start speaking. >> i'm going to rescue you guys. fox news alert. a horrific and deadly attack on a pakinstani school. more than 120 people, mostly school children, killed when half a dozen taliban militants raided the army school. the gunman ran inside firing randomly. also unleashing homicide bombers to different parts of that building. the pakinstani military was on the scene very quickly. a fire did break out. this is the worst terrorist attack in pakistan in more than a year. new video showing the moment protests against police brutality turned violent. cops now hunting for six protesters who assaulted two new york city police officers on a brooklyn bridge on saturday. the officers were attacked as they were trying to arrest a man who looked like he was going to throw a met allegerrage can off the bridge onto the traffic below. the nypd made more than 330 arrests since the protests started over the grand jury decision in the death of eric
garner. a desperate 911 call after a woman's car swerves off the road and plunges into frigid water. >> oh, my god! the water is coming in. it's getting higher. it's too deep for me to get out and it's rapid. it's real fast. >> the woman swerved to avoid hitting a car that spun into her lane and she skidded into the water. fire crews were able to successfully rescue her even after her phone died. would you tote around a stranger's bag if they paid you $500? carey is a new start-up company paying users to deliver packages to and from strangers all overt world. if someone needs something shipped to florida and you're headed that way, you can make extra cash by taking a package with you. the company claims it is all safe and travelers can inspect packages before they agree to deliver them. those are your headlines. did you see that? >> you got to have the trust
factor. >> i know. that's little scary. >> it is. could be a false bottom in the bag. >> could be something in the bag. >> it's 500 bucks extra. >> you can barely take your own bags. never mind somebody else's. >> my problem is i lose my phone and my wallet. i show up at the johnson house with nothing. i had a bag in here. i must have left it at the holiday inn. >> all right. 21 minutes before the top of the hour. yesterday we spoke exclusively to the mother of a u.s. soldier sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing two afghan civilians. but new evidence could set him free. they weren't civilians. they were bomb makers. his attorney here to present his case for clemency next. and they say to dance like no one is watching. that's exactly what these guys did, but we were watching. >> like elf on a shelf. ♪ ♪ ç
gangham style. he continues this way for nearly two minutes. the crowd apparently loved it and now this. a selfy gone wild. this tourist in bali got a rude awakening when she tried to snap a selfy with this monkey. wow. instead of smiling, the monkey showed her his teeth and pulled her hair. luckily she was not hurt. just annoyed. steve? >> cautionary tale. thank you very much. it's a story we've been following very closely here on "fox & friends." a decorated army lieutenant, clint lorance, serving a 20 year sentence for giving an order to pope fire on some men, two were killed. he was sentenced to prison for murder. his heartbroken mother joined us yesterday here on "fox & friends." >> my son has been grieving because even though he did what he felt he had to do and he said if he was in the same situation,
he would do it again. he chose to protect his troops. please do the right thing and release my son and let him come home. >> that is a possibility. but the army said the men killed that day did not have ties to terror. but now his attorney is seeking clemency as new evidence has come to light that may prove the men do have terror backgrounds. joining us now, peter johnson, jr., fox news legal analyst and john maher, the lawyer fighting for his freedom. you have in evidence that apparently these other guys who he ordered to be engaged turns out they were bomb makers, right? >> we did submit evidence to the commanding general of the 82nd airborne division of fort bragg and that evidence indicates the individuals on the field that day are associated with ied terror networks, ied placements and are potentially jihaddists. what we think is very important
about that is that that evidence has been in the possession of the government at the time of the court-martial and at the time leading up to the court-martial. we think that had that evidence been presented to the chain of command and to the -- and/or the jury, that they may never have had a court-martial or had we had a court-martial, that the outcome with have been entirely different. >> john, general richard clark was a well regarded general, head of the 82nd airborne, a great soldier is going to make the ultimate decision under the cold of military justice. why is this case particularly suited to clemency, this allegation there was not disclosure of terror ties. there was a failure to disclose evidence that it was an unfair trial, that there was a lack of due process. why is this particular case involving lieutenant lorance suited for clemency? >> i think that is the question for this case. it strikes at the very heart of clemency. that being major general clark con -- congratulations on your
recent promotion to general, he has the authority to take this case and he can dismiss all charges, all specifications and he's particularly suited to do that for many of the reasons you just articulated. he knows things that the judge and the jury and those officers who recommended court-martial never did. because of that superior knowledge, he is rightly and correctly able to substitute his judgment as the convening authority for that of judge and jury and do right by clint, his family, the 82nd airborne division, the army, and the country. >> you had the capacity to find out the people involved with this potential attack may have been scouts. they may have been jihadis. they had business in the past in terms of i.e.d.s and you reference in your papers ten different intelligence sources, computerized sources, that showed this. why didn't the prosecutor present that evidence to lieutenant lorance and then his
lawyer? >> that would be speculating on that part. i wish they had. had they, the entire process may have been different, and quite likely would have been different. i can only speculate that a, on the one hand it could be an oversight or negligence. we hope that to be the case. b, it could be something else, maybe perhaps a little more untoward. i think it's probably more the former than the latter. but in any event, it never occurred. the prosecution should have developed this evidence, presented it to the defense. the defense should have been able to prepare. had the defense received this evidence, the entire proceedings would have been different and in the larger sense, what would have happened is had those officers from the company battalion brigade and division been presented with this evidence, they quite likely would not have recommended court-martial. >> sure. it's not too late for the army to do the right thing and i hope that general clark does watch this and looks into the evidence. we thank you very much for bringing this to our attention and peter johnson, jr., you as
well. there is general richard clark, who could grant clemency. thank you. >> thanks. 11 minutes before the top of the hour. thinking about buying christmas presents for your co-workers? >> oh, secret santa. oh, i love secret santa. okay. boxers. >> trouble. cheryl casone has the dos and don't when is it comes to buying things for people you work with. first on this date in 1972, "me and mrs. jones" by billy paul was -- everybody was singing it. i remember. peter johnson was singing it. ♪ ♪
co-workers. there are some things you should do and some things you should definitely avoid. for example, here to talk about that, things to save yourself from mistakes that we make, cheryl casone, from our sister network, the "fox business" network. save us. >> 52% of american workers plan to give something to their co-workers. there is a right way and there is a wrong way. and the first one is, do you play favorites at the office? >> hey, merry christmas. thank you so much. great year, great job this year. at a problem? >> kind of was. obviously i was the boss in this one and i gave to my favorite employee, but ignored the other one. >> and you can't give one nicer than the other, especially if they're the same level. >> exactly. if you're going to give joel something, you can't ignore chris over here, 'cause it would hurt his feeling. >> right. but the difference is, joel comes to work soaker and chris can't say the -- sober and chris
can't say the same. >> you're right. here is the thing, if you're going to buy something for your boss, you need to watch what you're going to spend. look at this mistake. >> i just wanted to say merry christmas. i hope you like it. >> thank you. you didn't have to do this. an ipad. really didn't have to do this. >> nothing makes a boss uncomfortable like spending too much money. i know what you make, so don't give me something that i know you probably can't afford. >> wow. so there is a problem with caring about your boss too much. >> yeah. that could be inappropriate and a little weird at the same time. >> here is something else that i thought would be okay. >> okay. this is what you thought would be okay? roll the tape then. >> christmas. >> thank you. this is like the one i got you last year. it is the one i got you last year. >> regifting is a problem? >> yes! that is actually kind of a rude thing to do. especially if you're regifting to somebody that gave you the gift last year.
it's kind of inappropriate. and cheap, by the way. >> jam the receipt on there, we can save ourselves some embarrassment. this is something else because i always think it's always good to get something like this and this is where i'm probably wrong. >> oh, secret santa. oh, i like secret santa. okay. boxers. >> gag gift the best? >> not cool. >> i was done with them. but gag gifts are not a good idea? >> no. give something more appropriate. alcohol is actually not a good idea to give at the office. >> i heard that. >> there is a list of things. but keep it -- what am i getting for christmas? >> i think what you wanted last year, cash. >> the money? >> all right. i'll take it. >> cheryl, i just hope this year i get to be another -- in
another skit because i have to be cast. now evidently i don't make the cut. >> it depends what you give me for christmas. >> find out in the next episode. >> tomorrow, we got more. you might be in tomorrow. >> really? fox.com/channelfinder. >> holiday party don'ts for tomorrow. coming up straight ahead, always great to see you. the taliban gunning down over 100 kids this morning and the president says don't worry. terrorists are decimated and it's time to scale back our military. good idea? laura ingraham live at the top of the hour. airlines may be cutting down to one pilot? does this make you feel safe? more "fox & friends" in two minutes.
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good morning. it is tuesday, december 16. i'm elisabeth hasselbeck. we begin with a fox news alert. a bloody school massacre at the hands of the taliban. more than 120 shot dead, mostly kids. the breaking developments for you next. the man who water board ksm reveals our enemy knows us better than we think they do. >> khalid shaikh mohammed told me persony, your country will turn on you. the liberal media will turn on you. the people will grow tired of this. they will turn on you. >> the stories you have not heard before from the water boarder himself. talk about the season of giving? a lay away angel anonymously pays off more than 120 toys r us bills and for one single mom, it could not have come at a better time. you'll meet her this hour only on this show because according to every survey, mornings are
better with friends. >> it's dorothy hamill and you're watching "fox & friends". >> we're not name droppers, but we do have a lot of famous people. >> we do. absolutely. short and sassy. >> we want to start this morning by thanking you for joining us with a fox news alert. taliban murderers storm a pakinstani school killing more than 120 people, most of them children. students between 12 and 16 years old. peter doocy is live in washington with the developing details. peter? >> reporter: the death toll has risen to 126 and most of those killed in this taliban assault were students. a taliban spokesperson who was taking credit for the terrorist attack claims six militants stormed the school this morning and the group is making their motive clear. quote, the government is
targeting our families and females. we want them to feel the pain. the pakinstani prime minister is on his way to the scene of this morning time massacre and already condemned what happened. and the first accounts from inside this military-run school from survivors and eyewitnesses are that the gunmen fired randomly and that a big fire fight followed soon after when the pakinstani military responded trying to protect this school for students in first grade through tenth grade. one of those students tells the a.p., quote, then i saw children falling down who were crying and screaming. i also fell down. i learned later that i have got a bullet. all the children had bullet wounds. all the children were bleeding. and the last update that we got is that the fighting between the pakinstani commandos who responded and the taliban gunmen who attacked is still going on. back to you in new york.
>> all right. peter doocy on the north lawn of the white house this morning. we thank you very much. now let's travel a couple miles from where peter is over to north capitol and there is laura ingraham. i'm sure you want to weigh in on this. >> i mean, the level of depravity and the level of -- we should just call it what it is, evil, within the taliban, isis beheading christian children last week. i know you guys covered that story. and we here in the united states, we're turning ourselves inside and out about a few detainees who were subjected to a few enhanced interrogation techniques. if we don't know now with whom we're dealing, then i don't know when we are going to know it. so our prayers -- i'm really speechless in listening to this report and seeing the news of this. >> 126 kids for the most part. >> they don't care. they don't care. it is aannihilation of any apostate and their goal is to
subjugate and intimidate anyone from acting and responding. that is an intimidation and fear tactic that they're going to use. >> it's absolutely gruesome and pure evil as you just said. so is this the time then -- because the president seems to think so -- to lean out our military? listen to this and i'm sure you'll is a strong reaction. >> the time of deploying large ground forces with big military footprints to engage in nation building overseas, that's coming to an end. and going forward our military will be leaner, but as your commander in chief, i'm going to make sure we keep you ready for the range of missions that we ask of you. >> so less people doing more. >> yeah. again, none of this should surprise anyone watching "fox & friends" this morning. he had a goal to transform america and part of that transformation was to re-engineer the military, both socially, culturally, and now cutting forces back tens of
thousands being cut. we saw the scandal with the v.a., the way our returning veterans have been treated. a lot of them homeless, don't have job opportunities. now the ultimate insult is that a lot of them are going to be replaced by illegal immigrants who seek a pathway to citizenship. so all of this should be very sobering to this country as china is on the rise. china continues to build its military. china continues to threaten america's interest, both with our relationship with russia, with our dealings with iran and the south china seas, taiwan, hong kong protests. all of this is happening and america grows weaker and weaker and weaker thanks to the president. >> intentionally. donald rumsfeld talked about a leaner, quicker military. but when you have situations pop up, you have to get troops on the ground, the president doesn't want to do that. it's amazing how he skated over the fact that the big issue was we ended the war in iraq and scaling down in afghanistan. what's he going to say now that isis came up? his new line is, i pulled most of the troops out of iraq. we don't want many anyway.
>> yeah. well, as isis has total control in mosul, third largest city in iraq. we have to acknowledge this, brian, and everybody, that the country -- the years during the bush administration, the country grew sick of war. they didn't see how it was making america stronger. they saw america get weaker after year after year after year of deployment. that is a fact. and we have to understand that. we have to have a smart military and we have to conserve our military might. >> we weren't weaker. >> luckily there is nothing going on in the world where we need a big military. >> how demoralizing. >> off the list, north korea. north korea right now is in the news because it looks like their computer experts hacked into sony's computers, got all of the e-mail. earlier this morning over on another morning show, aaron sorkin, a famous producer.
>> liberal. sank at this moanious liberal. >> he's a liberal. he's behind the west wing. he says that news medias should not be putting these things on television. listen to this. >> there are certainly times when the press should have an obligation to publish things that were stolen. talk about the pentagon papers, but you don't even have to use that as your standard. loosen the standards a little bit. is there anything in these e-mails at all that's in the public interest that points to wrongdoing at the company that helps anyone in any way? there isn't. there is just gossip there. you can -- ultimately you have to dispense with standards entirely in order to be okay with publishing these e-mails. >> well, laura, what do you think? >> you know what's hilarious, is hollywood exists off of pr and gossip. and what aaron sorkin is mad about is this is one occasion where the pr got away from them.
so you have amy pascal and all these liberals who are making these racially intense comments who nobody was looking and all of these comments about how ticked off they are, they're not part of the loop of information, new comment about someone who talked about being like the black baby, all the people adopting black kids. so aaron sorkin doesn't want the dirty laundry of hollywood out there because they're always wagging their finger at conservatives or fox news or tea party people. but when the light is on them, they're like oh, you can't cover this, this is outrageous. it's so obvious when they're doing. >> you kind of did right there. it's also interesting, too, because it seems as though they're giving not only just want to go sweep it under the rug, but giving them the sort of entitled pass to racist remarks. and even oprah is saying, only certain people deserve this pass. take a listen to this. >> that we would not stand in
judgment in such harsh judgment of a moment in time where somebody was hacked and their private conversations were put before the world. there are things that you say in your private conversations with your friends and with your colleagues that you would not want to be broadcast on cnn. >> you know, i have a problem with this story and that is, north korea hacked in. they wanted to embarrass sony. and then by us publishing this, we're helping north korea. >> we're no better than north korea. and did ultrasay that about paula deen or the seahawks owner -- was she defending all of these individuals who were unfairly tarred with this? i should say, back in 2013, oprah gave an interview to the bbc where she talked about how old racists just need to go off and die. that there is this generation of racists who are just it -- but
they're old and they just have to go and die. okay? but i guess the young racists who have big hollywood connections, i'm not saying their racist, but insensitive comments. it's not the end of the world. but what's revealing is how the left will always circle the wagon for each other and they will never, never give such leeway to anyone who questions them or is a little bit different from them politically. it's the most closed community to diverse thought and politically disaligned thought of any industry i can think of. it is hollywood and maybe the news media. they have revealed their reaction, both sorkin and oprah in their reaction here. i'm enjoying it because of their reaction. not because the original e-mails. >> thanks, laura. great job. >> talk to you soon. ten minutes after the hour. ainsley earhart i think is ready to tell us the news. >> that's exactly right. we have brand-new disturbing details about the extremists who
unleashed australia's worst lone wolf terrorist attack. the self-professed radical cleric who held 17 people hostage inside that cafe was out on bail after being accused of being an accessory to his ex-wife's murder. he was also inspired by isis and was responsible for sending hateful letters to the families of fallen australian soldiers. despite his criminal record, he was not on the country's terror watch list. he and two of his hostages died during that confrontation. one of the victims, the manager of the cafe, being hailed a hero after he tried to wrestle the gun away from the jihaddist when he was dozing off. and intense manhunt i underway right now for the former marine accused of murdering his ex-wife and five of her relatives on a shooting rampage in pennsylvania.
school in the area are closed today and if you live in that area, you're asked to stay inside. this after sergeant bradley stone tried to carjack someone last night. he wound up running into the woods when the driver pulled out a gun and fired at him. this is the first reported sighting of stone since he left his children with a neighbor yesterday morning. and how many people does it take to fly a plane? nasa thinks just one. they're launching a multi-million dollars study to see if it's safe to fly a commercial jet with only one pilot at the controls. in case of an emergency, someone else would be down on the ground directing the plane. and country music ending the year on a high note with the first ever american country countdown awards. ♪ ♪ of his brand-new souped up four wheel drive ♪ >> carrie underwood expecting her first baby kicking off the night with a medley of her greatest hits. georgia line took the stage.
among the night's biggest winners, miranda lambert, female vocalist of the year. luke bryant winning for male vocalist of the year. and florida georgia line winning group duo. artist of the year going to jason aldine who dominated sales and radio air time in 2014. and those are your headlines. >> i think every one of those acts has been on this program. >> they're big fans of fox. >> we're big fans of theirs. >> thank you. coming up, with the ministry -- what the main stream media won't show you about who was at al sharpton's protest this is weekend. >> we will never get our rights until we stand up. >> no justice, no peace! >> are they really seeking justice for all? david webb goes inside the protests and it will stun you. and this is not what you want to see this close to christmas. an entire fed-ex delivery truck toppled about three miles from my house.
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protested racial profiling at a california police headquarters. our next guest says these only distract from the real issues plaguing the black community. bishop e.w. jackson is a senior fellow with the family research council and a pastor at exodus faith ministries and joins us from charlottesville. good morning. >> thank you for having me. >> bishop, you say that liberalism is cancerous and devastating to the black family. what are you talking about? >> first of all, when you replace god with government and you teach people to be dependent upon what government will do for them, when you replace the staple two parent families with subsidies so they depend on the government, you're undermining the foundation of the family, that can make a community strong. so that's what liberalism has done over the last 50, 60 years and it's been devastating. >> over the weekend, one of the rallies was down in washington, d.c there was another one here and
it was organized by al sharpton. david webb, who does some stuff for the channel, went down there and had this observation from one of the protesters. i want you to listen to it. >> the white man is a primist. we will never get our rights until we stand up. >> no justice, no peace! >> what do you make of that message? >> it's preposterous. this is a person who wants to live 150 years ago and i mean no disrespect, but this is a person who needs to go live in africa or one of these countries where total tearian leaders kill people willy nilly. we live in the most wonderful, freest, most prosperous nation on earth and most people in america want to judge others not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. >> what's your observation about what is going on with these rallyies? >> well, they're degenerating, aren't they, because now we're
calling for -- we hear people calling for the deaths of police? i want to remind people that during the 9-11 tragedy, the police were the ones running toward the tragedy to save people. we need to remember how important their service to our community is and start praying for them and uplifting them. i'm really tired of hearing these attacks on the police. it's no different than when one black person does something that others think are wrong, they smear the entire community with it. the same thing is being done to the police. it's got to stop. >> it does have to stop. bishop jackson, sir, thank you for joining us live today. >> thank you. >> 20 minutes after the top of the hour. amid all the protest, new york city mayor has a big secret. after the garner chokehold verdict, why he withheld an important report coming up. and talk about the season of giving, a lay away angel anonymously pays off more than 100 toys r us bills. and for one single mom, it
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six minutes before the bottom of the hour. quick headlines. america has a new top doctor. the senate confirming him as the surgeon general despite republican opposition over comments he made that guns are a health care issue because they kill people. today pima county votes on whether they'll stop hiring smokers or tax current employees who already smoke. the county says the move could save them $1 million in health insurance costs each year. i'm out of stuff to say. >> thanks. talk about the season of giving. an anonymous layaway angel pays
off 150 accounts at a massachusetts toys r us. that is $20,000 worth of toys. joining us now is one grateful recipient and single mom of two kids, emily burlingame. thanks for being with us. >> thank you. >> i can tell you're still smiling there. we were all touched to hear this. so you work nights. tell us a little bit about that and you were headed into toys r us to pay off how much was left on your toys r us account? describe that. >> i had a little over 200 left on the account. >> so you were work nights. you had no idea that this was going to happen when you walked in. describe to us what happened to you when you walked into the store. >> i walked in and i walked up to the counter and i went to go pay the balance and the lady told me that the account was already taken care of. at first i thought it was a mistake. so i just said no, i still owe a little bit more. and she said no, the layaway
angel took care of it. i guess i was kind of in shock. i didn't really understand what she was saying. so she explained it to me that somebody had came in and taken care of all of the layaways and that there was no balance due. >> i mean, what did that mean to you? i know you have two children and you're just trying o do what any mom wants is take good care of them, by yourself. your oldest is autistic. what does this mean to you? >> it means a lot. it's an amazing thing that this person did and it really -- it's affected me. it's affected everybody that i told. it's just a wonderful thing that they did. >> we see your embrace there right at the counter and then emotion has caught everybody's heart. if you could, and you may never know who this layaway angel is, what would you say?
>> just thank you and what an amazing thing that this person did. >> i'm sure you guys have the best gift ever. that's just knowing someone is looking out after you and that you're loved. it's one incredible story. we wish you a blessed merry christmas, you and those little ones. >> thank you. >> thanks for visiting with us today. wow. i love that story. now this, the 9-11 master behind khalid shaikh mohammed predict the future when it comes to the c.i.a. interrogation report? >> khalid shaikh mohammed told me persony, your country will turn on you. the liberal media will turn on you. >> was he right? karl rove goes inside the interrogations with us next on the curvy couch. and the elf on the shelf not so innocent, according to one professor. it teaches your kids to accept the surveillance state, she says. oh, this one you've got to hear to believe.
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shows al-qaeda and the al-qaeda 2.0 folks, isil, that we're divided and that we're easy targets, that we don't have the will to defeat them because that's what they know. in fact, khalid shaikh mohammed told me personally, your country will turn on you. the liberal media will turn on you. the people will grow tired of this. they will turn on you. and when they do, you are going
to be abandoned. >> eerie prophetic moment there, that was james mitchell who water boarded khalid shaikh mohammed. karl rove was white house chief of staff at the time and joins us now to discuss -- >> he was on the staff. >> deputy chief. that was answered card and josh bolton. >> when you hear those words and you hear that khalid shaikh mohammed himself said the liberal media will turn on you and know you can't handle this and now it's happening. >> it's also i thought first of all, that was unbelievably powerful television. i'm so delighted that dr. mitchell came forward in a public way -- >> he got freed up over the weekend. >> look, this is a hero. this is a patriot. this is a man who in a dark moment for our country stepped forward and took extraordinary steps to help keep us safe. but it is also illustrative of the fact that our enemy, khalid shaikh mohammed and others, they understand american society. they study american society.
they look for -- >> he went to college here. >> and it is -- we underestimate al-qaeda and the terrorists, the jihaddists at our own peril, he was so observant, he knew eventually the leftist media would turn on the good guys and here we are. >> remember his initial expectation. when he's captured in pakistan, he taunts his american captors by saying, i'll see you in new york with my lawyer present. he thought this was going to be an episode of "law and order" and he was going to have a high priced defense attorney to get him off. >> 51% of the american people are for the enhanced interrogation that we've been all hearing about. >> they're for torture, had which is what's described in the poll as. this was not torture. this was carefully designed by the lawyers to be in conformity with our statutes and our international commitments. if you need evidence of that, if you don't want to take my word for it or the word of the attorneys who wrote the office of legal counsel opinion, take the word of the holder, obama
justice department because president obama order holder to investigate it. he appointed a career prosecutor. they spent three years looking over these and found in prosecutable offenses. >> and if any administration would want to prosecute, it would be this one, but they couldn't find anything. >> sure. >> last night on the sean hannity program, if you don't watch our prime time, you miss a lot -- the navy seal who killed osama bin laden, rob o'neill, was on and he had -- he knows something about torture. he had this observation. listen to this. >> if you can walk away from it as soon as it ends, it's not torture. these are techniques that can be used to find the truth. >> rob, i know a lot of my friends have become navy seals and trained military people, they themselves went through many of these techniques that were used on people like ksm. did you have to go through any of that in your training? >> oh, yeah. they use all kinds of techniques on us to make it very, very uncomfortable of the we have stuff called surf torture, drown proofing, things like that. if some of these human watch
people saw seal training, they'd probably try to cancel it. >> if you can walk away from it, it ain't torture. >> technically that's not accurate because statutorily, is there an imminent threat of death? that would rise to the level of torture. as a result was not involved in the techniques used on these high value targets. but an interesting point, remember, tens of thousands of people in the air force have gone through survival, evasion, resistance and escape, which involves water boarding. the navy seals go through buds training in which they're subject to do a whole series of things that would violate our statutory requirements. >> you know what stands out in the report, democratic report, they said, the bush administration was -- both of them came back and said, we knew exactly. there was your out. you could have taken it, but you didn't. >> how idiotic was that, because
in the report, in a footnote, they say, bush was apparently not informed of these techniques until 2006. and yet in his own book issued several years ago and available at any public library, the president outlines how he at the time was advised of the necessity for these, that he ordered it to be reviewed by lawyers, that the option were presented to him, that he said you can use ten of them, but not two others. and authorized this and then describes the advantages of how we got actionable intelligence that kept america safe. this led to jose padilla. this led to stopping the attack on the canary war business district in london and stopped the attack on heathrow and stopped an attack by a group using airplanes on the west coast of the united states and lots of others that have never become public. the president puts this in his book and these idiots at the senate intelligence committee, don't have a library card that
allows them to go and find the book to find out that the president knew it. >> are you suggesting that the democrat report in the senate is wrong? >> yeah. exactly. my former white house colleague, now columnist for the "washington post," had a terrific column this week in which he said, look, rolling stone magazine is being excoriated properly for not having sought out the people who were supposedly involved in the rape at the university of virginia, and yet here is the senate intelligence committee, same thing. >> they didn't ask james mitchell anything. >> no one. james mitchell is not alone. they talked to no one and they had a phony excuse, well, there was an investigation undergoing. that investigation ended two years ago and people like the directors of the c.i.a. were not the subject of the investigation. they could have talked to them any time in the last six years where they spent 40 or $50 million of our money on this monkey business. >> and if al-qaeda talked and exposed their plans and plots,
they wouldn't have had to go through this. >> all of these techniques were floyd. they began to talk and cough up vital information that kept us safe and keeping us safe today. >> majority of americans peel the same way. >> thank you for joining us on the curvy couch. >> thank you for being here. we've got ainsley earhart with the headlines. >> a lot of people back there waving at you guys. hello, everyone. thanks for watching. here are the headlines. new york city's mayor has a dirty secret, which is no longer being kept quiet. turns out bill de blasio ordered city lawyers to stay silent about a lawsuit to keep untaxed cigarettes out of the big apple because it differed from the public comments on the eric garner case. garner died after police who stopped him for selling bootleg cigarettes put him if a choke hold. all of this according to the new york post. after the grand jury decision de blasio said garner's criminal activity was a minor offense and reportedly became worried that revealing that he was behind the ground breaking lawsuit would look hypocritical. it's a story we've been following closely.
decorated army lieutenant clint lorance serving a 20 year sentence for opening fire on two men in 2012 and two were killed and lorance was sent to prison for murder. the army said that the men killed that day didn't have ties to terror. now there is new evidence that has come to light that could prove the men do have terror backgrounds and his lawyers say the evidence should have been revealed sooner. >> we think that had that evidence been presented to the chain of command and/or the jury, that we may never have had a court-martial or had we had a court-martial, that the outcome would have been entirely different. are these your gifts? they're spilled all over the highway. a crash in new jersey sending text he had packages flying on the busiest shipping day of the year. a second truck was called in to pick up all the boxes and hopefully prevent delivery delays.
it is a heart warming christmas story. a little four-year-old's wish to deliver packages for ups has finally come true. >> is this trick or treat again? >> it's what day? >> package day. >> the little boy's fascination with ups started when mr. ernie was delivering packages in his neighborhood. and just recently he did get the surprise of his life. a brand-new mini ups truck to call his very own. four-year-old carson kite, his mom, and ups driver, ernest, joined us earlier on "fox & friends." >> it just touches our hearts and it's so great that this little story became a bigger story for ups on their facebook page, then it became a bigger page for the wishes delivered and now it's exploded. we just keep telling carson that he made millions and millions and millions of people smile this holiday season. >> look at him there.
carson's ups video has gone viral. viewed now more than 2 million times. he was driving that little car all over the studio and wrecking -- we heard it in the hallway when you'll were still reading the news. you could hear him slamming into the walls. >> i asked him if i could take a ride, he said i wouldn't fit in the truck. >> he made a special delivery. he dropped off rice crispy treats. >> he sure did. >> maria molina, when you come in, we'll give you one. >> we got kisses for you. >> thank you so much. good morning. we have a good crew here behind us. not a bad start to the day here in new york city. we do have a storm system just to our west centered across parts of the great lakes. producing areas of rain. you can see that rain stretching down to parts of georgia and also parts of the florida panhandle. out west, we have more rain expected across parts of california. this is great news. we really need the moisture. we continue to see those drought conditions in place. the rain will stretch into areas farther north across parts of the pacific northwest over the next few days.
if you live across parts of the plains, we have an area of low pressure that's going to be developing. take a look at that. that's snow across parts of missouri and kansas as we head into tomorrow. steve and brian, i have a gang here that actually have your books and they're hoping it get them signed by you guys. what are your names? >> david. >> and melanie. >> where are you from? >> indiana. >> indiana. so we have visitors from indiana holding your books up. >> married for 41 years because of your book. >> wait a minute. the book came out like five years ago and they've been married 41 years? sure, i'll take credit. >> the last five years have been beautiful. >> all right. thank you very much. coming up, they've been big hits at the box office, movies promoting patriotism. why haven't they been nominated for any big awards? is hollywood snubbing america's biggest heros. so far it looks like yes. the elf on the shelf, not so
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hello... i'm an idaho potato farmer and our big idaho potato truck is still missing. so my buddy here is going to help me find it. here we go. woo who, woah, woah, woah. it's out there somewhere spreading the word about america's favorite potatoes: heart healthy idaho potatoes and the american heart association's go red for women campaign. if you see it i hope you'll let us know. always look for the grown in idaho seal. welcome back. quick headlines for you. "unbroken" and "american sniper," two major motion pictures based on the lives of american war heros being snub bid hollywood awards shows. earlier hollywood insiders say, well, they will regret it. >> i think you're going to see, once these movies open on christmas day, a lot of people are going to realize these are real american heros, real american stories told by really
great american artists. >> well said. oscar nominations will be announced january 15. we'll see. and "frozen" director general ever lee is sorry if you can't let it go. ♪ let it go. ♪ let it go. ♪ can't hold it back anymore ♪ let it go >> audiences still enchanted by the hit film. lee apologizing to parents experiencing "frozen" fatigue. let it go. >> i don't like musicals or animations. so for me to be in that movie, it was a homerun. >> brian, you're fired. >> it's been two years and i still have to listen to it. >> brian, let it go. >> i prefer "shake it off". >> thank you. we're really close to christmas and you ever wonder how does santa know if you've been naughty or nice? the answer is the elf on the
shelf. he keeps on eye at night, the elf on the shelf reports to the north pole. here is the thing, though. while we all love the elf on a shelf, there is a professor at the university of onstereo named laura pinto and she says essentially if you have a elf on the shelf, you' your children so that they accept the nsa to spy on you. >> they're going to be okay with this surveillance. she said you're teaching your kids it's okay for other people to spy on them and you're not entitled to your privacy, even if grow up thinking it's cool for the elf to watch me and report back to santa. then it's cool for the nsa to watch me and report back to the government, end quote. >> look, what's your reaction to that? mike starts us off with this. it's a huge stretch to say it has some government overtone to it. that seems like nonsense. >> kathy on facebook says, my grandson loves his. kids can't be kids anymore because of the liberal professors. also we asked you to send us your pictures of where your
elves are on the shelves and heather tweeted us this one, saying don't shoot your eye out. >> another one from james came in saying that the elf and chucky take on frosty. wow. that's deep. >> right. i like to see where rand paul puts his elf on the shelf because he might agree with this. i will say this, our elves in our house never in the same place twice. they're always on the move. >> because at night they report back to the north pole and then come home and wake up and go out >> our elves turn things over a lot of times when we if out. >> better watch that. >> pranksters. >> yes. >> now this, coming up, the season of giving. don't forget our furry friends. how can you help one of these cuties here? pause for a cause is here next. first let's pause for bill hemmer who comes on in ten minute. >> got to let it go, you know. >> let it go.
almost a show. >> on with the show indeed. good morning everybody. the latest on this horrific attack on a school by the taliban. it just makes your stomach turn. we're now learning about the host stimulus package taker in sydney. and the man who water boarded ksm. what megyn learned last night. is hollywood giving military history a stiff arm? big tuesday, martha and i will see you shortly at the top of the hour. see you then
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shana and lady. >> lady's owner passed away and basically when they were vacating the house, they left lady behind. >> so they called you guys up. >> no. she was left on the street. it was neighbors who saw her roaming the streets at night reached out. >> so the neighbors called you? >> yeah. so she would wait for garbage night to find food and then finally it was a teenage boy who was able to befriend her. >> how would you describe lady? >> she's an older girl. but she's definitely got some energy and spunk and attitude left. she's a great girl. >> one of the first questions i always get r they trained? >> yes. yes. >> house broken. >> very much so. >> tell me about your dog. >> we have shaina, the product of a divorce where neither owner wanted to keep her. she was headed to a municipal shelter where they do euthanasia. and so we were asked to we could intercede and take the dog into
our program. we did. >> so you have six talks. what are the advantages to getting an older dog? >> they've already been usually accustom to do a family. they're much calmer. they don't need as much exercise as maybe a younger dog does. they don't need as much training. many of them are house broken already. >> look how calm they are. we had two puppies on yesterday, we still haven't recovered. these dogs actually know, hey, these people picked me. in my opinion. >> exactly. >> so you opened up a new center. if people want to say this is my dog, i want lady or the other dog, what do we do? >> we have a phone at the center. and our phone number i guess you would put it on the site? >> yeah. >> on our web site. then we have e-mail that people could contact us that way. >> and you'll do a home study and make sure that they're good. >> absolutely. >> thank you so much for coming. good luck.
hopefully that will be a christmas present for somebody. >> we appreciate you getting up early. for more, check out our web site. tomorrow we do have more news. the series continues when our friend beth stern comes here and brings some puppies who need a home. she's a big fan of animals. meanwhile, which popular mcdonald's meal is on the chopping block? one for the road next. could it be chickening nuggets? say it ain't so. ♪ ♪ mmmmmmm. look out. now there's even more of the amazing cinnamon taste you love on cinnamon toast crunch. crave those crazy squares even more.
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one for the road for you. we told you mcdonald's wants to simplify its menu to boost speed. now we know what's on the chopping block. three of the four quarter pound burgers. >> oh, no. >> it's true. sorry. >> oh, gosh. bill: i want to start with a fox news alert on this horrific attack on children. 120 are dead and many are children. we begin on this tuesday edition of america's newsroom. martha: taliban gunmen storming a school in pakistan's northwest story of peshawar. witnesses describe a horrific scene saying terrorists stormed into the school in the morning shooting everyone at random, gunning down teachers and